Development of Renewable Energy Sources in Navahrudak District – Road map for Ecological Clean Area

About of project:

Project Period: 01.07.2015 – 30.05.2020

Budget: € 600,597.6; EU contribution - € 540,397.6

Implementing Agency: Navahrudak District Executive Committee

Location: Navahrudak District


Navahrudak, the second Belarusian city after Polack to join the Covenant of Mayors in 2012, undertook commitments to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 20 per cent by 2020. A number of energy efficiency programs and programs on introduction of renewable energy sources have been implemented in the region.

Goal: Assist the regional executive authorities and local community to develop their accumulated experience in introducing renewable energy sources, which will help reduce the burden on ecology in the district.

Key outcomes: Seven feasibility studies (FS) were developed under the project; four feasibility studies were issued to prospective investors. Navahrudak District won a European Union grant based on the project FS for construction of a facility for post-sorting processing of municipal solid waste. 

The project provided for the development of the Navahrudak District’s renewable energy sources (RES) development strategy and roadmap until the year 2030, as well as some recommendations for their implementation. 

The Central District Hospital was equipped with a combined RES system (solar thermal collectors, heat pumps and photovoltaic panels) for hot water supply. 

Two training and practical plants were built in Navahrudak State Agrarian College: a 2.8 kW wind farm and a thermal collector (200L) for supplying hot water to the fitness facility. 

The project’s counselling centre was established at the college; a number of designated stands, equipment, computers, resource/energy conservation training software were procured for the centre. A new specialty – “Environmental Protection and Rational Use of Natural Resources” – was developed and introduced for the educational institution; classes on the specialty began on 1 September 2020. 

More than 30 events (training workshops, energy efficiency days, roundtables, a study tour to Sweden) were held during the project period.  

Contacts: Vladimir Kouzmitch, Project Manager

+375 159 74 36 99 (Project Office), +375 29 611 07 35,

Natalia Matsko, Project Office Manager

+375 159 74 36 99 (Project Office), +375 29 583 009,